The Guide to Better Duplicate Bridge provides the bidding methods and strategy needed to do well at pairs, not only when the bidding involves only your side but also when both sides have entered the auction.
This book is for you if you are serious about wanting to improve your duplicate skills. If you and your partner adopt most of the bidding methods recommended in the Guide to Better Duplicate Bridge and you regularly follow the guide-lines for declarer play and defence geared towards matchpoint thinking, you should find that your scores will improve significantly.
Guide to Better Duplicate Bridge was first published in 1995 and this edition contains the standard methods which have proved successful in the past as well as recent developments, how they work, when they apply and why you can expect to obtain better scores by adopting them.
Guide to Better Duplicate Bridge and its competitive bidding methods, with defence against systems, is clearly presented, rich in wisdom and advice, qualities which, if followed, will reward the user with ever-improving results. It is a guide unreservedly recommended at all times. - The Oxford Times
Ron Klinger is a leading international bridge teacher and has represented Australia in over 20 world championships since 1976. An Australian Grand Master and a World Bridge Federation International Master, he has written over 60 books, some of which have been translated into Bulgarian, Chinese, Danish, French, Hebrew and Icelandic. Two of his titles - Guide to Better Card Play and Right Through the Pack Again - won Book of the Year awards. He has created many new bridge ideas and devised a number of conventions. He lives in NSW, Australia, and has written a daily bridge column in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald for over 15 years.